Provide community outreach, chemical dependency treatment, care coordination, and support services to clients in the Recovery Integrated Treatment Services (RITS) program. A significant number of clients have co-occurring disorders (chemical dependency and mental illness). Position may require employee to be on-call.
Compensation: $21.25- $29.31 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.
BHR offers an exceptional benefits package with 100% paid medical and dental insurance for the employee, paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. BHR is also an eligible employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program. *BHR has approved supervisors for all Licensure tracks (LMHC, LMFT, LICSW, and SUPD) and licensure supervision can be provided on a weekly basis.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Manager and/or Supervisor
Master's degree in psychology, social work or closely related field (specialization in addiction preferred).
Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor with the State of Washington Department of Health.
A minimum of two years' experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental health disorder. Experience with Co-Occurring chemical dependency and mental health diagnosis preferred.
Must be able to pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.
Ability to integrate mental health therapy and primary chemical dependency treatment into an integrated service plan with measurable milestones and goals.
Demonstrated ability to exercise considerable independent clinical judgment and initiative in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and practices.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain current, accurate, complete, and well-written assessments, patient treatment plans, progress notes articulating movement and adjustments
Ability to conduct individualized patient-centered treatment that incorporates into all stages of treatment the patient's own assessment of their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
Maintain professional boundaries and set a positive example of behaviors for patients.
Work cooperatively with patients, coworkers, and external agencies.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with appropriate State and Federal laws and in accordance with organization's policies and procedures.
Ability and desire to conduct community outreach efforts to engage target populations in appropriate services.
Ability to work with diverse ethnic populations and a variety of people with different problems.
Effective written and verbal communications.
Ability to deal assertively and effectively with patient conflicts and conduct verbal de-escalation intervention.
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining professional boundaries and setting a positive example of behaviors for patients.
Basic computer skills, including Windows, Word and Outlook, and able to keyboard approximately 2 hours a day.
Participate collaboratively and professionally in a team environment.
Must maintain a valid WA State Driver's license and auto insurance.
TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide individual counseling and case management for a caseload of individuals with co-occurring addiction and mental disorders.
Conduct educational classes and treatment groups as assigned.
As a primary counselor, develop, review, and amend an individualized service plan that addresses treatment of substance use disorder as well as co-occurring mental health disorders.
Provide appropriate counseling as outlined in individual service plan.
Record patient notes on the day of contact and ensure files are maintained in accordance organization's policies and procedures and specific contract requirements.
Ensure timely, complete communication and treatment progress reports to courts, referents and resource agencies, as appropriate.
During a patient's course of care, maintain ongoing collaboration with state agencies, courts and other agencies as well as conduct ongoing discharge planning.
Complete patient progress notes and treatment plan revisions in a timely fashion and in a manner that another counselor could pick up the file and know how to work with the patient.
Provide accounting department with records of time engaged in counseling activities, case management, drug court staff meetings, and other activities billable under appropriate contracts.
Identify psychiatric, medical, or other services and facilitate patient referral as appropriate.
Work effectively with all applicable treatment team members in planning and developing instructional strategies and programs appropriate to the total needs of the patients.
Develops working knowledge of community resources and coordinates with client and advocate groups as useful regarding service needs of client population. Works with Manager and others to develop needed resources.
Take on a share of additional groups for fellow counselors during absences.
Attend staff meetings and provide clinical input, attend in-house trainings by consulting psychiatrist, and complete all mandatory staff trainings as scheduled.
Participate in research and organizational activities as assigned.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Duties are performed primarily in an office setting or in the community requiring walking, typing, use of fingers, and carry of client files (up to 10 pounds).
Computer use is daily but intermittent and generally less than 25% of the time.
Ability to sit for long periods approximately 50% of the time.
Ability to stand for long periods approximately 15% of the time.
Must be able to drive and to transport clients as needed.